Gossip column: Berahino, Depay, Wilshere, Mirallas, Sherwood

Gossip logo

For a list of all the latest deals, check out the transfers page.


West Brom's hierarchy are furious with Saido Berahino's comments about "moving on to bigger things" in an interview which they did not sanction. The 21-year-old striker, linked with Liverpool and Tottenham, is likely to be fined for his behaviour. (Express & Star)external-link

Mirror back page
Friday's Mirror back page

The West Midlands club are so exasperated with Berahino's conduct they will abandon plans to restart negotiations over a new contract and sell the England Under-21 international in the summer. (Daily Telegraph)external-link

Berahino's team-mates at The Hawthorns are reportedly so fed up with his behaviour they have started to ignore the Burundi-born forward. (Mirror)external-link

Arsenal held talks with St Etienne midfielder Loic Perrin, 29, in the January transfer window but decided to pursue other transfer targets. (Talksport)external-link

Stevan Jovetic's future at Manchester City has been plunged into doubt after the Montenegro international, 25, was dropped from City's Champions League squad to make way for fellow forward Wilfried Bony. (Times - subscription required)external-link

Everton winger Kevin Mirallas, 27, has been quoted in the Belgian media as saying he is "ready for a new challenge" which has led to speculation he will quit Goodison Park in the summer. (Liverpool Echo)external-link

West Ham will make another attempt to sign 23-year-old defender Steven Caulker if QPR are relegated from the Premier League at the end of the season. (Mirror)external-link

New York City FC have turned down the chance to sign Hatem Ben Arfa, who faces a period of inaction having signed for Nice following his release by Newcastle because he is ineligible to play for them this season under Fifa's three-club rule. Major League Soccer is not governed by the rule but New York head coach Jason Kreis has no interest in signing the winger, 27. (Daily Mail)external-link

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal wants PSV Eindhoven winger Memphis Depay to be his first signing of the summer, with the Red Devils set to pay £10m for the 20-year-old Netherlands international. (Sun - subscription required)external-link

Paddy McCourt could be the next of Brighton's summer signings to leave the club, following Nzuzi Toko and Adrian Colunga. The Northern Ireland winger spent time in Asia during the transfer window trying to sort out his future. (The Argus)external-link


Tim Sherwood's proposed appointment as QPR manager is in doubt because of a row over personal terms, with the 45-year-old former Tottenham boss wanting a three-year deal worth £6m. (Daily Star)external-link

Sun back page
Friday's Sun back page

Nottingham Forest chairman Fawaz Al Hasawi is considering walking away from the club because of abuse from fans. (Daily Express)external-link

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is understood to have taken a dim view of Jack Wilshere's latest smoking-related indiscretion and will speak to him about it after the injured midfielder, 23, was pictured holding a shisha pipe in an Instagram post. (Independent)external-link

Steve Bruce's position as Hull City boss is not thought to be under threat and he will oversee the club's battle against relegation. (Hull Daily Mail)external-link

QPR defender Rio Ferdinand, 36, says the players had no idea of Harry Redknapp's departure as manager but that director of football Les Ferdinand - Rio's cousin - has made them well aware that avoiding relegation is expected this season. (Sun - subscription required)external-link

Billionaire Arsenal shareholder Alisher Usmanov has given the Russian Football Union a loan of nearly £4m to cover head coach Fabio Capello's wages. Ex-England boss Capello has not been paid since June 2014. (Sky Sports)external-link

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is scheduled to end his "vow of silence" and speak to the media again on Friday. (London Evening Standard)external-link

Stoke are seeking 2,000 extra tickets for their FA Cup tie at Blackburn next week, after their initial request was rejected by Lancashire Police. Blackburn are willing to give the Potters the whole Darwen End Stand at Ewood Park but police will only grant permission if the kick-off is moved from 15:00 GMT to lunchtime. (Stoke Sentinel)external-link

Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert insists his team can end a Premier League goal drought exceeding 10 hours this weekend, despite being "disappointed" to miss out on Liverpool striker Rickie Lambert in the transfer window. (Birmingham Mail)external-link

Everton will monitor James McCarthy's training, nutrition and even his footwear in a bid to end the 24-year-old midfielder's injury problems. (Liverpool Echo)external-link

Swansea midfielder Ki Sung-Yueng, 26, has declared himself fit to play against former club Sunderland this weekend after returning from the Asian Cup. (South Wales Evening Post)external-link

Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher believes his old club will edge this weekend's Merseyside derby with Everton at Goodison. (Liverpool Echo)external-link

Newcastle captain Fabricio Coloccini, 33, insists manager John Carver enjoys the backing and confidence of every one of his players. (Newcastle Chronicle)external-link


Barcelona forward Luis Suarez took advantage of the cold weather in Spain to have an afternoon of fun in the snow with his wife and children. The Uruguay international uploaded a picture of his family sledging and building a snowman to his Instagramexternal-link account along with the message: "Thank you my loves for making me spend this wonderful day with you. I love you with all my heart."

Luis Suarez
Luis Suarez joined Barcelona from Liverpool in July 2014

Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina, 26, has been helping new Chelsea signing Juan Cuadrado settle into London life following his move from Fiorentina. Ospina, who is an international team-mate of 26-year-old winger Cuadrado with Colombia, posted a picture of the pair of them on his Instagramexternal-link account with the message: "Best wishes buddy."

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has regained his dance moves as well as his fitness. The 25-year-old, who recently returned from a lengthy injury lay-off, uploaded a video on his Instagramexternal-link account of himself, Raheem Sterling and Jordan Ibe dancing to 'Blessings' by Big Sean featuring Drake and Kanye West in the dressing room at the club's training ground.

A day after he was criticised for being photographed at nightclub holding a shisha pipe Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere posted a video of himself on his Instagramexternal-link account working out. Wilshere also posted the message: "Worry about your character not your reputation, because your character is who you are and your reputation is only what people who don't know you think about you!"


Tottenham's former Arsenal striker Emmanuel Adebayor, who has scored more goals in the north London derby than any other player, faces being booed by both sets of fans in Saturday's match at White Hart Lane. (Mirror)external-link

A sociology professor at a Canadian university has dedicated the subject matter of his four-year course to Real Madrid and Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo.(University of British Colombia)external-link

A six-year-old football fan has sent a hand-written letter to Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho, begging him to become Aston Villa's manager - and bring star striker Diego Costa with him - to save their season. (Birmingham Mail)external-link